Road Trip From England to Tenerife Part 2 | Northern to Southern Spain | Ferry to the CanariesJan 02, 2022
good morning and welcome back to the channel and for the first half of our arrival in
spainit hardly felt spanish it was so green and lush but now this is how you imagine
spainto be so i'll have monica go have a look outside monica yes well i should appear here ok oh this is good i can hear a lot of spanish builders chatting and shouting at each other ok so today the plan is we are in the north of spain and we have to go down to seville which is about seven hours no It is about seven hours more or less and from Seville six hours and six hours from here we will arrive once we arrive we will stay in a hotel and that is one hour from the port of Huelva where we took the
ferryto Tenerife so incredibly today is Friday in the morning it's still monday morning am i right sunday morning is monday morning actually we're going to tell you saturday that's all we left saturday morning from the
ferryand we still have everything and l friday all saturday urday all sunday and monday is that same friday saturday sunday three days or so anyway three days or so left of travel i cant believe it is that much yet but it really is starting to feel a lot different now the landscape is much drier it is much rawer it feels very spanish now ok we have to hit the
roadso we don't get there too late we need a decent night's sleep before we talk on the phone so let's go out to the highway and it's directly south from here. get hotter and hotter and enhuelva i think the temperature is about 28 degrees to forecast isn't it true that it's very hot in the south? so oh oh i think its about 20 its not about 20 degrees here i mean awesome weather like you i would expect in spain 20 degrees its still perfectly nice we will include a link to the description of these places because apparently monica found out that there are quite a few bike tours around here, they're not there and we've seen a lot of bikers coming down this beautiful
roadhere, so please include a link for the places.
I couldn't recommend this place highly enough. Let's go on the road, update the trailer. I honestly can't believe we didn't have to do anything. perfect not even this time we kept it super simple no extra straps on this split just four straps one for suspension on each side and one for foot support on each side we haven't tightened at all the only thing is here now the license plate this is a pretty do-it-yourself job from the looks of things I bought it almost like a do-it-yourself trailer for 150 on ebay and just these brackets here that hold the license plate I can see them starting to bend after a while.
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I know all the winds that just beat through it and it's rusted and this has started to crack here and it's almost cracked through the entirety of the metal so I have a feeling it's going to break eventually, just some solid metal left, wait. will it last last is 500 miles They last 500 miles or so hopefully it lasts and then let me know if I'll find a fix but this will break eventually but it's only very small other than that let me give you a reality check This is reality and stupidity. of trying to pack everything we own into a fiat and relocate, can you see behind monica's face there, that's all? showing you this because it's oh it's insane total insanity which is the back of the car I mean yeah some people have said how the hell can you do that with a fiat 500 the fee is covered amazingly well honestly no i can believe how good it copes it will power highways uphill no problem but let me get a side shot of this thats the view of monica there in the passenger seat fully loaded to the limit and the rear wheel looks that compared to the front wheel looks like we've got some low springs that we stopped on to stop some fuel and we had no idea they broke so we'll have to find hm we'll have to find some tape or something sticking actually it's lucky we stopped it's not that but it'll be ok that's an easy fix we'll get some duct tape we've got a bunch of cable ties and stuff sas ok im just figuring out the best way to use this scaffo tape and make it last the last few miles last probably 400 miles actually hmm ok do you think it will hold up to the limit?
Okay, I'll wrap it a few times on the edge, but this is strong, okay, it's very, very strong, so if I put it like this and then start wrapping it, I think. i think it will hold up well like that ok that will hold 100 well done good job look at my work ok yeah and this one is yeah that's ok but other than that it's solid ok let's hit the road yeah , come on, we're going well, we've stopped for fuel because we just arrived at three o'clock Period, so there are three hours left to get to Seville, we're hungry right now, aren't we?
All the gas stations here are just small, like they don't seem like they have the big chains. I have the cafeteria and bar and we expect there to be food, but in France you know everywhere exactly what you are going to get, it is more or less the same everywhere, but here you have no idea what to expect. If you feel like every little gas station here is on the edge of something out of a western movie or something, as open as a barren landscape and then you come to a little gas station and you can imagine that 150 years ago it was replaced by cars . put horses instead of cars you just get that kind of vibe when you get this far south with very little rain you start to see a lot of vehicles which for example in the UK have completely rusted away but here because well I guess its not that cold and hardly any ra on some shiny looking vehicles eg that 4x4 over there the old nissan look at that vehicle i cant see any rust on it i dont need to go and have a look at it either so such great coffee let me show you a little Spanish gas station because because they are not chains a lot of these are completely out of these places and this one for example is not going to win any friendship awards for example you go to the bar and very very few words absolutely minimal and if you need a bathroom key for example they will not willingly say you need a key they will just look at you as you try to get into a locked bathroom but never mind ok ok , so this is pretty classic. just show me here you have an old derelict building that hasn't been used in a long time you've got really dry and barren fields behind and here i love this look at this this is an old nissan patrol car you no i don't see the ones on the road anymore y'all they've rusted it's great pizza place right here it's just hot it's just right hot now it's really picked up every probably every 50 miles or so it goes down south and just long empty roads going down on both sides with mountains everywhere and this here is the little gas station for which I have the gas station right here and then you have this thing that looks like some sort of independently run cafe restaurant etc. all very unique all very interesting yeah yeah yeah good days, you joined us the next morning, sorry, yesterday just ended.
Arriving in Seville much later than we thought went to buy food at a supermarket and then the problem was that we still don't know 100 if we need to fill out a covid form in Spanish or not because it says if you travel to Spain by plane or sea you must fill out this form should you should have the form with you but we don't travel to spain by air or sea so there is no form for that and it won't let us fill in anything so just get to the ferry cross your fingers and hope it works but by the time we're on the ferry we can relax it's just that we're not a hundred percent sure if we have our paperwork in order so it's around seven o'clock we'll leave at eight o'clock very quick bite monica kindly tidying tidying up cooking there let me show you what we have here a small kitchen area monica cooking here just a standard bathroom this is probably the least interesting place we stayed out of the three s is No, there is nothing wrong with it.
It's fine and it's a great mirror. There's nothing wrong. It's just that the first two were very nice. but there's nothing wrong with it and you get a beautiful view and wow now a beautiful view I say it shows an industrial estate from the 1980's there is a nice sunset though but yeah we're leaving in about half an hour like this great we'll take it with us in the process because t here are some things that could go wrong today they're not there before we got on the ferry and here's that awesome view I was showing you okay ignore all that ignore all the color from the sky it just makes the sun really set right in front of us this isn't even sunrise it's just the morning sky and i think that's the sea just in the distance is it possible i think where is the car can you see it yeah oh and the car here we go i just got it from the underground car park and there it is so let's go and pack up and our goal is to be out in five minutes then it should be on time do it right it did fifteen hundred miles fiat parked there in front of the bonneville line everything perfect honestly i cant believe how smooth it was and these are all the cars lined up to go from roe not only to
tenerifebut all the
canariesi think we have seen some belgium italian cars and stuff they have some bikers there and the ferry right on the sea or in the sea right next to us they are probably about 200 meters away so this is specifically a boat for canarians i think it will be one of the last stops so you have to stop at a lot of the different islands that's why it takes a lot of time but here you can see a lot for example motorhomes from different countries in Europe a lot of vans I guess carrying people and maybe some, i know because it is so expensive to send things to
tenerife, there are people who just drive in their vans to mainland spain and back picking things up and leaving them in ten erife back and forth back and forth but there are a wide variety of different vehicles that come here and excitement levels are very high because I think we should start boarding in about half an hour as if the prop that was holding the trailer down doesn't I would have dropped or something so oh don't stop don't stop we made it and we always said once we got on the ferry then we can actually breathe a sigh of relief because the fiat made it we made it to port on time ferry and we had all the paperwork we needed so we started noticing a really loud very loud screeching sound maybe the trailer but a really bad screeching sound then when we were waved to drive and we drove to the ferry you have to go down a steep ramp with metal gratings and then up a very steep one the sound was horrible if that was happening 600 miles ago it would be driving you even more crazy beyond belief, but at least now we are on the ferry to tenerife, so, for example, if it breaks down, they are not going to leave us in mainland Spain, we are going to leave us in tenerife, so at least we made it and then we can hitchhike the last few miles or i can take the bonneville monica can hitchhike it's 9:30 p.m. kind of just came down after dinner some really cool old vehicles here, I'm going to flip the camera and show you some of these, so this is, I think, tell me if I'm wrong, an old one, isn't it?
That's going to sound good, it's cheap, but it really isn't. bigger than that us army says there's someone called that jeep lemme see if i can get it back name the jeep wow and see what's behind it ford mustang beautiful mustang behind that 5 liter v8 that's awesome and then we have all of the bikers africa twin ducati ducati and a harley there and monica just found monica just found the car here we go good so we're gonna go over here to get some stuff out of the car but it's always cool to see the old sierra in there like well it's always cool see the different cars and things that come to tenerife because you have a really eclectic mix here oh here we go ok let's open up get things out good morning good morning this has been right here. as much as i can monica my sleeping arrangements for the last 10 hours and it was actually surprisingly good wasn't it eight hours at least i've been here for eight or ten hours now it's around nine am. m. we have about 17 hours left we are about to go to breakfast and after breakfast i will give you a proper tour of this ship to show you what it is like here for 38 hours this is sunrise in the bar area and we thought we would show you a bit now because this gets really busy later. there's a bar area down there, a pool there and it's a very very nice place even though it's around 9 am. example you have people staying people staying in the rooms i think it's around 350 quidplus one room so there are a lot of people of course staying in the rooms.
We went tocheck the prices but they are all sold out so don't try to get a room the day you get on the ferry but you get so many different types for example when you go for dinner you get everything from a decent amount of I would say , hippies, isn't it like you know dreadlocks and probably travel this way because they don't want to? You know? add to the carbon footprint i guess you know that kind of people say you have that kind of people and then you have people going down in their sunday best and you have a bunch of german italians a really eclectic mix i met a really nice german guy yesterday , i was talking to him in the dinner line and he said he was tired of his life in germany so he sold his house in germany, he sold all his belongings, he has a car, a trailer, his two sheepdogs. and it's moving it all to la palma island which is one of the smallest canary slands so many characters ok i'll take them to the rest of my area which is where all the meals are prepared and eaten so the dining room there has of course sea views monica's dessert so i'm going to cut out the sea views on both sides just a beautiful place. if you can get a window seat that's great actually the queue isn't too bad it can get huge sometimes this is the cue for food usually monaco take the table and are kind enough to Let me queue for lunch, I'll take that I'll give you the camera so we each have flittata croissant, orange juice, six pounds for everything. they serve good coffees and stuff and the balcony or terrace is right behind us and this is a game changer because a couple of days ago i downloaded the hospital theme which is a game from 1994 and its one of those really annoying games what if playing at home ruins it's your life because you can't stop playing it it's so addictive but on the ferry when you need to spend 40 hours and it's unbelievably boring this is the best possible way to pass the time because it's so addictive time literally flies at the end of if you don't want to get off the ferry it's a lot of fun so we actually have to limit ourselves and i have a nickname in a game similar to what she is playing on a phone and monica is busy building an island so we both look like we are computer programmers typing desperately, but we're actually playing games for five-year-olds.
Oh, I completely forgot to say that we haven't actually done any updates on where we are geographically at the moment with about 15 hours to go. We've just passed the
southernmost point of Morocco, so we're a bit further out, but we almost hugged the west coast of Africa. It's really exciting when you see and when you travel on land and realize how gigantic it is. distance which is it will be five days to get a big but i have to show you this who remembers this there will be some people who have no idea what i'm talking about and there will be some people freaking out because they haven't seen this game for like 20 years and it was their favorite game of all time i promise if you get it back you will be addicted it costs five pounds to have it on your laptop the best money i ever spent but it's so addicting at the end of this ferry i'm going to delete the game and delete my password to use this because I'm not going to become the type of person who just plays this for 20 hours a day when I'm in Tennessee so this will wipe out the second I'm equipped so I'm making the most of it now that we look at a map and we think we're 30 miles from Lanzarote, but the interesting thing is that even though we are 30 miles from the Canary Islands, we are still about 11 hours from Tenerife and we were wondering if we were surprised by what we are close to the
canariesand the r. eason its still 11 hours to 10 weeks even though we are only about 30 miles from lanzarote its because this ferry will stop at all the canary islands and tenerife we think its one of the absolute last and for every stop they make they not only they have to take out the very specific cars and the vehicles that go to that specific island, but then they have to load all the cars that go to other Canary Islands and they can't just load everyone, they have to, for example, put the cars and vehicles from palma on a specific line put the ones from tenerife on another the lanzarote la gran canaria all on specific lines because you kind of people driving reversing etc etc so it's actually very deep the sorting process is isn't it really make people go up and down?
That's why it takes so long on each island, which is why we're geographically close, but still 11 hours away. idea one Keep in mind that all these prices are for the car and trailer, so for ferries it is more expensive to take a car and trailer, although not as much as you thought. the ferry cost £160 and then the tolls to get from Calais in the north of France to the south of France probably cost around £85 but strangely the tolls in Spain were probably no more than £25 so Spain It is much cheaper than France. Toll accommodation. The first night's accommodation was about £69.
Second night's accommodation was about £65. fuel cost surprised me dread didn't seem to use much more fuel i think if its fifteen hundred miles that probably would have cost us with pay fuel costs inflated it probably would have cost us something around £200, maybe 180 pounds of fuel so the whole thing in total you're probably looking at here guys I've got this embarrassing top of my head let me figure it out you're looking at about a thousand pounds maybe eleven hundred one thousand two hundred something around the 1000 to 1200 mark to go from
englandto tenerife with a car and a trailer is a lot isn't a lot but you on the plus side you get everything you own it's us relocating completely to tenerife and the cost of shipping things to Tenerife would have been gigantic and we are taking the bike and the cost of renting a bike on a daily basis even if it is a one, two, five cc and ten something like 40 euro s a day so the money breaks even insanely fast so about eleven thousand two hundred pounds for the whole
tripoh that's scary on a little sailing ship like that we've only stopped at our first island which is lantauti , I'm going to take the camera there and take monica's camera off and take a little boat tour because it's probably as quiet as it will be right now because by the next one we think about 10 hours there will be people in people in different cars so here we go, i'll take them ok we've got monica there at her new favorite place this is the living room i don't get it 100 us i've been getting coffees and cakes there but apparently no food though they do serve coffees and cakes so not yet I understand that, but it doesn't matter, out there you can see, actually, let me zoom in a little bit, you can see that everyone is sitting down. outside just looking towards lanzarote getting ready to go downstairs and then if i go upstairs we have another sitting room with an elevated view there you go you can see a pretty industrial classic lanzarote port area everyone waiting to jump out of this is the area of the lounge and over here is the a I think we actually slept so this is the area for people who don't have a room booked and as you can see it's perfectly comfortable and only about five percent of the seats were used , so there was more than enough space, so that's the place for small children. play area they actually have a pet area as well so it's a pet friendly ship a lot of dog owners here come down the aisle and then just another little dining area with seating here and that's pretty much it it's not actually a gigantic ship regarding the free open space which is the canteen area right here is where you have almost all meals and they serve some good things not bad desserts coffees stuff like that and hanging around and now we're doing a loop all the way back that's where the cabins are right at the end there and you just loop all the way back and we're going to hit the only real store that sells some perfume and stuff like that but that's the power up ly shop like that that all you have you have a little shop that sells perfume you have a cafeteria that sells coffee and cakes and you have that restaurant there oh and that's where you get off to get to the lanzarotti car out there little perfume shop a Here just look through there, a small perfume shop with good value for money, although there is a lot going on in Tenerife.
It's not a tax haven I think, but I think it's V8 free islands or something, so you save money on luxury items and we're finally back here at the cafeteria. and that's it, it's a complete tour of almost the entire ship, a
partfrom the cabins, well it's three in the morning and we've arrived in Tenerife, we're in Tennessee, I don't want to say too soon that we've done it completely because we still have 57 kilometers to go but it feels amazing to have the intention and it doesn't even matter that it's 3 o'clock on the tide all the tiredness is gone now the thrill of being here is indescribable i just picked up the keys very nice and easy the rental agent gave us the exact location of where to get the key to the lock works perfectly and we are returning the last nine minutes to our a
partment and we are right on the sea the sky strangely not completely dark actually relatively clear despite that it's around 3:30 in the morning so you can see everything very clearly just beautiful to hear the ocean lapping at the shore let's end here mu hey thanks for coming. together with us on this adventure, the next one will be a flat tour when we have all unpacked, please hit the video, like, subscribe to the channel and see you in the next one from our apartment in tenerife.
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